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Trail Safety

By: City of Bondurant
Date Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

It's a beautiful day — the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than getting outside? But wait! Before you go, let's find out how to stay safe.

Courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation (PM 85B 8-5-02)


All Trail Users

Show courtesy to others.

Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated.

Obey all traffic signs and move to the side when looking at a scenic view.

Always pass on the left.

Follow all trail rules and hours.

Respect the rights of property owners

Keep pets on a leash and remove pet feces from trail.

Travel with a buddy in case of an emergency.


Always wear a helmet.

Yield to pedestrians and skaters.

Give audible warning when passing other trails users. A friendly greeting like "Hello, passing on your left” or ringing a bell is considerate.

Ride at a safe speed. Slow down and form a single file line in congested areas, reduced visibility or other hazardous conditions.

Pedestrians and Skaters

Use the right side of the trail, except when otherwise designated.

Watch out for other trails users.

Listen for audible signals and allow faster trails users to pass safely.